MEICELL® Cellulose ethers are water-soluble polymers derived from cellulose that is the most abundant natural polymer.
For more than 60 years, these products have played a signiﬁcant role in a host of applications,
from construction products, ceramics, and paints to foods, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.
For construction products, cellulose ethers act as thickeners, binders, ﬁlm formers, and water-retention agents.
They also function as suspension aids, surfactants, lubricants, protective colloids, and emulsiﬁers.
In addition, aqueous solutions of certain cellulose ethers thermally gel, a unique property that plays a key role in a variety of applications.
It is capable of forming high-viscosity solutions at very low concentrations, so it is useful as a thickening agent in water-soluble adhesives.